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For some kids, the only healthy meal they may consume is a meal offered at school during the academic year. With winter break around the corner, December 17, 2018 through January 4, 2019, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) is getting ready to provide no-cost meals to youth in the community through its Winter Food Services Program. According to California Food Policy Advocates’ 2016 Fresno County Nutrition and Food Insecurity Profile, 131,000 kids residing in Fresno…

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The Food Express is on its way!

Posted on Sep 26, 2018

Earlier this year, Fresno EOC Food Services took on an enormous task. They sought the community’s assistance to create the Food Express, a bus that will deliver meals to impoverished children in Fresno County. One in three children in Fresno County suffer from food insecurity, or not knowing where their next meal will come from, and thanks to a massively successful crowdsourcing effort, something is being done about it. The Food Express won’t look like a normal school bus…

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Help kids living in poverty by donating the supplies they need to succeed in school! We are seeking donations of: Backpacks Pencils Black/Blue pens Highlighters Lined paper Graph paper Notebooks Planners 1½ inch binders Binder dividers Calculators Compasses/Protractors Reusable water bottles Donations needed by August 3, 2018.  Donations can be dropped off at Sanctuary Youth Shelter 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 1545 N Street, Fresno, CA…

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Food insecurity = being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.  In the US, 1 in 6 kids suffers from devastating food insecurity.  In Fresno County, 1 in 3 kids suffer from food insecurity.  In select neighborhoods in Fresno, 3 out of every 3 kids suffer from food insecurity. Every single child in Fresno should have access to nutritious food. How difficult it is for you to succeed if you’re hangry? Our community’s kids…

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For some kids, the only healthy meal they may consume is a meal offered at school during the academic year. With summer around the corner, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) Food Services is getting ready to provide no-cost meals to youth in the community aged 1-18 through its Summer Food Services Program. According to California Food Policy Advocates’ 2016 Fresno County Nutrition and Food Insecurity Profile, 84,166 kids residing in Fresno County fall into a summer…

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Free Winter Meals for Youth

Posted on Dec 12, 2017

For some kids, the only healthy meal they may consume is a meal offered at school during the academic year. With winter break around the corner, Fresno EOC Food Services is getting ready to provide no-cost meals to youth in the community through its Winter Food Services Program. For the first time during a winter break, Fresno EOC and Fresno Unified are partnering to ensure more kids and teens maintain good nutrition, even when school is out. “We know that just because school isn’t…

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For some kids, the only healthy meal they may consume is a meal offered at school during the academic year. With winter break around the corner, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) Food Services is getting ready to provide no-cost meals to youth in the community through its Winter Food Services Program. According to California Food Policy Advocates’ 2016 Fresno County Nutrition and Food Insecurity Profile, 84,166 kids residing in Fresno County fall into a nutrition gap…

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On June 12, 2017 Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) Food Services launched their Summer Food Service Program throughout Fresno County. Last year we had 60 summer feeding sites and this year we expanded to 105 sites! According to California Food Policy Advocates 2016 data, 84,000 children in Fresno County live in poverty. For the first time in our history, we are able to provide meals at all of Fresno EOC’s five Women, Infant and Children (WIC) sites with Dietetic…

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Fresno EOC Food Services is providing no-cost meals to youth in the community through its Summer Food Services Program (SFSP). This year though, Fresno EOC Food Services is adding something new. Pop-up Mobile Meal feeding sites have been added to provide meals to the kids who can’t make it to stationary sites, like libraries and community centers, to have access to the free meals. Buses, vans, and box trucks will be used to deliver and set up these sites. Mobile Meal sites will…

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For some kids, the only healthy meal they may consume is a meal offered at school during the academic year. With summer around the corner, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) Food Services is getting ready to provide no-cost meals to youth in the community through its Summer Food Services Program. According to California Food Policy Advocates’ 2016 Fresno County Nutrition and Food Insecurity Profile, 84,166 kids residing in Fresno County fall into a summer nutrition gap…

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